What to do this weekend

February 17–19, 2017

Longtime Pond Hockey participants Blazing Hips

Photo by Heather Grr


With mild temps predicted and a fun, protected location, there’s no excuse to miss Labatt Pond Hockey, but there is also plenty of temp-controlled indoor entertainment to enjoy this weekend. When you go to the History Museum, ask them about the big changes ahead for this venerable cultural icon. 



M&T Third Fridays at the History Museum

This monthly celebration incudes free admission, tours and activities and a lecture with Dr. Sharon Amos, who provides fascinating information on Buffalo’s many African-American congregations occupying historic houses of worship.

10 a.m.–8 p.m. at the History Museum (One Museum Court; 873-9644 or buffalohistory.org


Sexy Wheel: Anti-Valentine's Erotica Show

This collection of short films and videos includes visiting artist Tara Merenda Nelson, whose live performance allows the audience to censor her Super 8 film themselves. There’s also an afterparty at poly-friendly Dreamland featuring a set by DJ Sh*t Wedding. (Special ticket rates encourage you to bring not one date but two.) 

7–9 p.m., Squeaky Wheel (617 Main St.; 884-7172 or squeaky.org)



Love Cadenza Part III

Saxophonist Will Holton has brought together a galaxy of local and visiting talent for this annual showcase. Among them: Hall of Famer vocalist Joey Diggs and trumpeter Brian Freeman, plus visiting headliner Doobie Powell, a singer, songwriter, and producer known for his work with Musiq Soulchild. 

8 p.m., at Metropolitan Entertainment Complex (1670 Main St.; 440-5171)



Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Labatt tourney features three days of fierce competition among 144 teams. In the early years, the erratic freeze/thaw cycles of Lake Erie got this event cancelled more often than not, but now Buffalo RiverWorks offers a protected location.

Through Feb. 19 at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.; labattbluepondhockey.com)



Brahms’ Requiem

Brahms’ Requiem is paired with Kodaly’s The Peacock in a program designed to both comfort and inspire.

Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)



Buffalo Society of Artists

The spring exhibition takes place in Lockport’s beautiful Kenan Center, located in one of the small city's most historic neighborhoods. 

2–5 p.m. (runs through March 26), Kenan Center (433 Locust St., Lockport; 433-2617 or kenancenter.org)


And don't forget: the Albright-Knox's Picasso show closes this weekend!


To check out even more or what's going on, visit our event's page.


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